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Should inform before marriage if impotent

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Assalamualikum brother burhan,

First of all I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you are doing for the sake of Allah(swt). I have a small problem regarding my health and its impact on my nikah. Few years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I recieved lots of chemotherpy, this caused side effects on my sperm production. I have done few tests that turned negative but their is one more left which can tell me if I can have my own biological children or not. I have full faith in Allah(swt) after all He is the creator. My question now is that should I tell my future wife before the nikah that this is my problem or not. I have been rejected once before based on that. I don`t know if I should tell her or not. What does sharia have to say in this matter. Jazzakallahkheir. Walikumasalam.


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Should inform before marriage if impotent

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Your Question: My question now is that should I tell my future wife before the nikah that this is my problem or not.

The Shariah does not make it a condition of marriage for either the believing man or the believing woman to undergo a medical test prior to their marriage.


But since you have already done the tests, and from the results have knowledge of your condition, then it would only be best and righteous that you do share this information with the woman you seek to marry.


If Allah Subhanah has Decreed offspring for one amongst His creation, all the doctors and tests of the world can combine together and they will not be able to stop what Allah has Decreed for him. And if Allah Subhanah has not Decreed offspring for one amongst His creation, all the doctors of the world cannot grant him what the Creator has Decreed to withhold.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Shura verses 49-50:

49 To Allah belongs the Dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills (and plans). He bestows male or female (children) according to His Will (and Plan).

50 Or He bestows both males and females, and He leaves barren whom He will: for He is Full of Knowledge and Power.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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